History Film / VanishingPoint

6th Jul '16 8:40:22 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CoolCar: The Dodge Challenger. The final scene has it [[ObviousStuntDouble somehow turn into a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.]]

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* CoolCar: The Dodge Challenger. The final scene has it [[ObviousStuntDouble somehow turn into a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.]]]] The Remake gives one of the cops a Dodge Charger to show him as TheRival.
26th May '16 4:27:34 PM Mdumas43073
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16th Jan '16 12:19:12 AM Anddrix
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: The Camaro at the end, [[ViewersAreMorons standing in for the Challenger]], was loaded with dynamite to explode when [[spoiler:it crashes into the police barricade.]]

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: The Camaro at the end, [[ViewersAreMorons standing in for the Challenger]], Challenger, was loaded with dynamite to explode when [[spoiler:it crashes into the police barricade.]]
17th Dec '15 8:08:14 PM qwrrty
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* GreekChorus: Super Soul.
7th Dec '15 9:16:09 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:331:That should read "The ultimate [[TheBluesBrothers car chase movie]] without Creator/JohnBelushi", but we'll let it slide.]]

Arguably the TropeMaker / UrExample of the car chase movie, or in any case the TropeCodifier.

In a post-Woodstock [[TheSeventies '70s]] US, Kowalski (Barry Newman) is a car delivery man with a mysterious past, now working for Argo's Car Delivery Service in Denver, Colorado. The film opens on Sunday, 10:02 am, with him driving a white 1970 Dodge Challenger into a roadblock with the police in hot pursuit; just before he hits it, however, the film flashes back to two days earlier. Kowalski has been assigned to deliver the Challenger to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco; he makes a bet with his dealer Jake (Lee Weaver) that he can get there in just fifteen hours. Setting off, Kowalski ends up running afoul of the police when he runs a motorcycle cop off the road. A blind African-American DJ at KOW known as Super Soul (Cleavon Little) listens to the police radio frequency and encourages Kowalski to evade the police. By doing so, he is turned into an overnight folk hero; revered by the counterculture scene across the west.

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[[caption-width-right:331:That should read "The ultimate [[TheBluesBrothers car chase movie]] without Creator/JohnBelushi", but we'll let it slide.]]


''Vanishing Point'' is a 1971 American action road movie directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Barry Newman and Cleavon Little.
Arguably the TropeMaker / UrExample TropeMaker[=/=]UrExample of the car chase movie, or in any case the TropeCodifier.

In a post-Woodstock [[TheSeventies '70s]] US, Kowalski (Barry Newman) (Newman) is a car delivery man with a mysterious past, now working for Argo's Car Delivery Service in Denver, Colorado. The film opens on Sunday, 10:02 am, with him driving a white 1970 Dodge Challenger into a roadblock with the police in hot pursuit; just before he hits it, however, the film flashes back to two days earlier. Kowalski has been assigned to deliver the Challenger to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco; he makes a bet with his dealer Jake (Lee Weaver) that he can get there in just fifteen hours. Setting off, Kowalski ends up running afoul of the police when he runs a motorcycle cop off the road. A blind African-American DJ at KOW known as Super Soul (Cleavon Little) (Little) listens to the police radio frequency and encourages Kowalski to evade the police. By doing so, he is turned into an overnight folk hero; revered by the counterculture scene across the west.



Was [[TheRemake remade]] in 1997 as a MadeForTVMovie starring Creator/ViggoMortensen, [[BeverlyHills90210 Jason Priestley]] and KeithDavid. Many of the characters are heavily changed; in the remake, Kowalski (who now has a first name, Jimmy) is a UsefulNotes/GulfWar vet trying to get to his pregnant wife in Idaho, while the DJ is now a right-wing shock jock named "The Voice" who views Kowalski's race home against the police as a battle against government oppression.

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Was [[TheRemake remade]] in 1997 as a MadeForTVMovie starring Creator/ViggoMortensen, [[BeverlyHills90210 Jason Priestley]] Creator/JasonPriestley and KeithDavid.Creator/KeithDavid. Many of the characters are heavily changed; in the remake, Kowalski (who now has a first name, Jimmy) is a UsefulNotes/GulfWar vet trying to get to his pregnant wife in Idaho, while the DJ is now a right-wing shock jock named "The Voice" who views Kowalski's race home against the police as a battle against government oppression.
26th Nov '15 8:23:28 PM nombretomado
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In a post-Woodstock [[TheSeventies '70s]] US, Kowalski (Barry Newman) is a car delivery man with a mysterious past, now working for Argo's Car Delivery Service in Denver, Colorado. The film opens on Sunday, 10:02 am, with him driving a white 1970 Dodge Challenger into a roadblock with the police in hot pursuit; just before he hits it, however, the film flashes back to two days earlier. Kowalski has been assigned to deliver the Challenger to SanFrancisco; he makes a bet with his dealer Jake (Lee Weaver) that he can get there in just fifteen hours. Setting off, Kowalski ends up running afoul of the police when he runs a motorcycle cop off the road. A blind African-American DJ at KOW known as Super Soul (Cleavon Little) listens to the police radio frequency and encourages Kowalski to evade the police. By doing so, he is turned into an overnight folk hero; revered by the counterculture scene across the west.

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In a post-Woodstock [[TheSeventies '70s]] US, Kowalski (Barry Newman) is a car delivery man with a mysterious past, now working for Argo's Car Delivery Service in Denver, Colorado. The film opens on Sunday, 10:02 am, with him driving a white 1970 Dodge Challenger into a roadblock with the police in hot pursuit; just before he hits it, however, the film flashes back to two days earlier. Kowalski has been assigned to deliver the Challenger to SanFrancisco; UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco; he makes a bet with his dealer Jake (Lee Weaver) that he can get there in just fifteen hours. Setting off, Kowalski ends up running afoul of the police when he runs a motorcycle cop off the road. A blind African-American DJ at KOW known as Super Soul (Cleavon Little) listens to the police radio frequency and encourages Kowalski to evade the police. By doing so, he is turned into an overnight folk hero; revered by the counterculture scene across the west.
22nd Sep '15 10:20:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Does Kowalski evade the police and make it through the roadblock? Does he make it to San Francisco? We won't spoil that...

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Does Kowalski evade the police and make it through the roadblock? Does he make it to San Francisco? We won't spoil that...
Find out!
18th Sep '15 7:09:11 PM Berrenta
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* RoadMovie

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* RoadMovieRoadTripPlot
30th Jul '15 1:05:12 PM morane
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* AntiVillain: Kowalski, Type II.
31st Dec '14 6:14:17 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:331:That should read "The ultimate [[TheBluesBrothers car chase movie]] without JohnBelushi", but we'll let it slide.]]

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[[caption-width-right:331:That should read "The ultimate [[TheBluesBrothers car chase movie]] without JohnBelushi", Creator/JohnBelushi", but we'll let it slide.]]
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